McLaren’s new 765LT is one of its most extreme supercars currently available. The track-focused Longtail is essentially a lighter and quicker version of the already quick 720S. It uses a reworked version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 found in its less powerful sibling. Horsepower is up to 755 in the 765LT, a 45-horsepower increase over the 720S. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic that is optimized for quick response and acceleration puts the power to the pavement. In addition, downforce has been significantly increased through extensive aerodynamic enhancements, resulting in more grip. The extra power and traction coupled with a 176 pound reduction in weight makes this McLaren incredibly capable on the track.
The sprint to 60 mph takes just 2.7 seconds and within 7.0 seconds the car is traveling at 124 mph. The supercar manufacturer also claims that the 765LT can eclipse the quarter-mile in the 9-second range and reach 205 mph. With quicker acceleration, but a lower top speed than the 720S, the Longtail has clearly been optimized for the track. Fitting to its name, only 765 examples of the 765LT will be made. The supercar’s price will start at $358,000. With performance near the same level as the $1 million Senna, the new Longtail is a bargain–relatively.